Audience: General Fiction
Number of Pages: 327
Published: October 2017
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Dimensions: 21cm x 14cm
Edition Number: 2
Marty Culhane is heading out of town. He has lost his girlfriend Tilda and their new born child in a collision with a long haul truck on an Australian country road, while they are on their way to show the new born to Tilda’s parents. Marty escapes to London. Things are not working out as planned, the various attempts at redemption, of reconciliation, gives way to the idea of heading somewhere as long as it’s not where he is.
While this is happening, his brother, Fergus, returns with his family from a holiday, to discover his successful corporate career at a crossroads, a boss who no longer feels the need to rely on him, and his son Toby, who he had predestined for sporting glory, with constant headaches that threaten every version of his own predetermined plan.
It’s an allegory, a meditation on the definition of success and failure, and a story of people attempting to come to terms with plans that don’t quite work out.